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Monday, May 25, 2015

Relaxing on the Back Porch

H and I are relaxing at home today.    We had a cookout yesterday with the kids,  but they all have to work today,  so it's just the two of us.

Maybe I'll just sit in my chair today and enjoy the yard.   I can see the green house from my chair.  

 How do you like the pink shabby sheet grill cover?  

Maybe I'll take a nap this afternoon in my vintage baby bed.....

Or we might work on our next project......the conservatory....

Maybe we'll have tea......or work in the rose garden.....

We'll have our lunch on the back porch.....

The porch we are having lunch on sets on the east side of the sun room.

I just had to throw in a photo of the back yard.    H mowed it this morning and it looks so pretty.

Whatever we decide to do today..........I  know we'll have a  Happy Memorial Day!


  1. I think any one of your ideas is fabulous - and who could ask for a better space as yours to relax?

  2. Isn't it fun to have a porch to sit and relax and watch the world go by! Love that vintage baby bed!

  3. Penny so many options! I know you had a good day, so did you and Mr H come up with an exciting new project? I bet you did! Can't wait to see!

  4. Penny, you have a dreamy property. Every inch of it looks fabulous. Hubby would like your teapot with the sail boats on it. He grew up on the water so anything nautical appeals to him. Thanks for joining me for tea and Happy Memorial Day!


  5. Everything is so beautiful ! Love those plates !

  6. Your home is just beautiful and sounds like a great way to spend the day!

  7. Just the perfect place for afternoon tea! Lovely! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  8. Happy Memorial Day! What a lovely place to relax.

  9. Bonjour chère amie,

    Merci de partager avec nous l'ensemble de ces belles photos...
    J'aime beaucoup cette petite théière que j'ai remarquée sur l'une d'elles...

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

  10. Hi Penny
    Hope your Memorial Day was fabulous, your yard is just beautiful!!!


  11. Everything looks so pretty. I don't know how you keep everything up. What a great place to sit and relax, nap or have lunch.
    Have a great week Penny.

  12. hello
    un moment de détente bien mérité avec le chant des petits oiseaux
    c'est si beau et lumineux
    bonne sieste ♥♥♥

  13. Penny,
    Just beautiful!! I LOVE those chairs! And the fireplace makes me swoon!!
    We had the kids over for our "cook In" on Memorial Day. I worked Sunday night but was off Monday night...... We had a great time.....

    Your outdoor spaces and the size of them always amaze me!!


  14. So much to look at and so little time. I could spend the day checking out every nook and cranny! I love it all, Penny!

  15. Your yard is just so inviting and relaxing, I too Love a fresh mowed lawn, it grows so fast in the spring with all the rain.

  16. OMG ...Everything looks so charming and relaxing... Who wouldn't want to share a cup of tea...Enjoy your beautiful week...hugs

  17. Such a wonderful relaxing place. Love it!

  18. Your home is amazing! I don't know how you manage to keep things fresh. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  19. You yard and patio seem like they would be very relaxing! I'm sure you enjoy wonderful days outside! Many blessings for a beautiful week, Cindy

  20. A wonderful and very soothing place! I fell in love with the vintage!

  21. Your photos make me happy, you have so man wonderful things to admire and enjoy. What a great place to relax and enjoy the afternoon! I would love for you to stop by and share your blog on The Oh My Heartsie Girl ww this week.
    Wishing you a great week!

  22. one word - WOW!!!! Thank you for joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Thank you for sharing! Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

  23. Lovely Back Porch...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  24. Oh Penny, what a glorious place to relax! You are such a joy and inspiration, my dear. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  25. such a gorgeous shabby chic porch setup! love this :) thanks for sharing :)

  26. I love vintage and in white is even better. You have a wonderful talent for putting things together. Enjoyed!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  27. THis is my first time here and I absolutey LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Your porch is like something from my dreams. Incredible! I wish I could stop by for tea time :) Nice job. Hugs, Trish

  28. What a charming, welcoming place you've created! It's warm and inviting, and simply exudes comfort. You so have the talent for creating and arranging things exactly to my taste, the way I would if I had your gift for such lovely choosing and putting-together of the perfect colours and shapes and textures. That "mantel-piece"? is absolutely stunning.

    Our pink kitchen is still at the no-countertops stage, but I DO have those marvelous drawer-and-shelf liners all ready, and the walls and cabinets are simply perfect---at least to me, after that butter yellow and maple all these years.

    Happy Pink Saturday---you're always a highlight.


  29. Isn't life just grand? Just fun to think of what we might, or might not do. That's one of the best things about being our age! And why not enjoy the beautiful gardens and buildings that you have worked so hard to create? Lovely Penny, just lovely! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  30. Such wonderfully beautiful spaces in which to make your choice for the day. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous back porch with Share It One More Time. Cathy

  31. Hello Gorgeous! This looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, so we can party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  32. Your home is just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us a the Home Matters linky party. We hope you join us again!

  33. Wow, this porch look really stunning. Also very relaxing! Nice place to have some chitchats with family and friends. :)

    Arrielle @ High Park Alveo


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